The Center for Critical Environmental & Global Literacy Hosts Spring/Summer Institute in Oaxaca

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On February 19, 2016


From our friends at the Center for Critical Environmental & Global Literacy

The CCEGL International Environmental Institute is for classroom and community educators as well as other interested individuals who are committed to providing their students and communities with an understanding of the interdependence of the people and the environment locally & around the globe and connecting this understanding to a critical literacy development.

The goal of this institute is to support participants to gain a local & global focus for their teaching and community work as they help others to understand common environmental and social challenges. The focus themes for the institute are Food Sustainability & Food Justice, Water Access and Quality, Energy, Consumption, Climate Disruption and Popular Education Movements.  All themes will include both local and global components and consider the impact of the media and consumer habits on these issues. There will be a focus on indigenous cultural and linguistic maintenance & survival within these thematic areas. During the international work, interactive teaching practices and universal life themes are explored and strong personal and professional relationships may be developed. Teacher participants are encouraged to integrate their student’s, families, and the greater community into their learning process.

The Spring/Summer 2016 International Environmental Institute will work with a select group of educators & others (10-16) beginning with an Introductory Weekend on the Russian River, Friday evening, April, 22 through Sunday, April 24.  Participants are expected to check out and view videos from the CCEGL video library, and read theme related articles, before the Introductory Weekend, as well as small preparation for weekly sessions.  After the weekend, meetings will take place on Wednesday evenings & one (or two) Saturdays in preparation before departing for the international workshop. (approximately 12 sessions total). The International Collaboration (approx.. July 15-27) will take place within the Oaxaca City region, beginning with five days of travel and cultural experiences.  The workshop will take place during the following week within an indigenous community of educators in the nearby mountains where we have established strong collaborative relationships over the course of many years.  (Up to 10 optional Academic or Professional Development units will be available through Cal State East Bay – $89 per unit is the current cost).  Participants may also choose to use the Institute as a foundation to pursue a Master’s of Science in Education Degree (MS) at a local college. The team will depart for the International Collaboration from S.F airport (July 14th or 15th). Spanish language skills are not required but welcome.

You may call The Center with any additional questions: (510) 644-1724

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